16 Years of Alcohol

Synopsis: 16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Richard Jobson
Production: Metro Tartan Distributors
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Sometimes, for some people,

things don't work out

as they might have hoped,

Hope is a strange thing,

A currency for people

who know they're losing,

The more familiar you are with hope,

the less beautiful it becomes,

This is a story about hope,


and desire,

A dream of an extraordinary world,,,

,,where angels watch over you

as storm clouds gather,

Mary? Come on, come on,

pick up the phone.

- Hi, please leave a message,,,

- Mary, it's Frankie.

I just wanted to tell you...

Frankie, I'm here,





for some people,,,

,,things don't work out,,,

,,as they might have hoped,

Fields of Athenry

# Michael, they have taken you

# Away

# For you stole Trevelyn's corn

# So the young might see the morn

# Now the prison ship

# Lies waiting in the bay

# Low lie

# The Fields of Athenry

# Where once we watched

# The small free birds fly

# Our love was on the wing

# We had dreams

and songs to sing... #

OK, cowboy, go get your mother.

Come on, Mum. Dad wants to go.

Hurry up!

I have always had

a strange feeling about love,

It seemed tricky,

Happiness and sadness,

ugly and beautiful,,,

,,real and unreal,

One thing I've always known, though,

is that I have wanted

to be around love,

Quietly, not too much,

Just enough to make my heart happy,

It didn't have to sing,,,

,,just smile a little,,,

,,smile at the world,

Love is greedy,

Sometimes, when things don't work out

as you might have hoped,,,

,,love becomes a dangerous thing,

Scary, violent,

cold like the moon,

But today, it's warm like the breeze,

Mrs Jackson? I see you've got

your pet pig with you.

Christ, Jim, it's you! You've shaved.

Ladies and gentlemen, have you

ever seen two more handsome men?

Alberto and Cornelius,

the Brothers Grimm.


What is this I see in front of me?

Who is this vision of beauty?

Well, well, well, it's my wife.

Take a bow, you gorgeous creature.

That's it, stand up, take a bow.


Magic! OK, what's it to be?

- Goodnight Sweetheart!

- He'll Have To Go? Jim Reeves.


OK, here's one for the beautiful

girls who've stolen our hearts.

# Put your sweet lips

# A little closer to the phone

# Let's pretend that we're together

All alone

# I'll tell the man to turn

The jukebox way down low

# And you can tell your friend

There with you

# He'll have to go

# Whisper to me

Tell me do

# You love me true?

# Or is he holding you

# The way I do?

# Though love is blind

# Make up your mind

I've got to know

# Should I hang up

# Or will I tell him

He'll have to go?

# You can't tell the words

I want to hear

# While you're with another man

# Do you want me

Answer yes or no

# Darling, I'll understand

# Put your sweet lips

A little closer to the phone

# Let's pretend that we're together

# All alone

# I'll tell the man to turn

The jukebox way down low

# And you can tell your friend

There with you

# He'll have to go,,, #


It feels suddenly as if the clocks

stop and the world stops moving,

The derision, the hate,,,

,,the end of good,

What are you left with,

other than this thing called hope?

I knew it all along

but didn't understand it,


This was a charade,

Oh, Christ.

Not a place where people

won things,,,

,,but a place where people lost,,,

,,and lost badly,

Here comes the wind,,,

,,cutting down the buildings,

Looking for someone to blame

for its pointless journey,

Someone always has to pay,

that's the rule, the only rule,

Have you seen your father?

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Richard Jobson

Richard Jobson is the name of: Richard Jobson (explorer), 17th-century English explorer Richard Jobson (footballer) (born 1963), English former footballer Richard Jobson (television presenter) (born 1960), filmmaker, TV presenter, and musician, formerly of Skids more…

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